Artfully crafted Atlanta wedding: Erin+Jason

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Welcome back from your first summer weekend Cakelets! We’ve got a great DIY wedding shot by the talented W.Scott Chester Photography to start the week off that will have you phoning in all your creative friends and family members to help with your big day. Two artists coming together when planning their wedding really does make for one heck of a power couple. The proof is in these two lovebirds. Erin’s the painter, Jason the graphic artist, so together they included personal DIY projects that made their wedding truly awesome!

artfully crafted atlanta wedding

If I had to title the theme to our wedding, I might call it an “Enchanted Journey of Love”. We had a sort of “Midsummer Nights Dream” thing going on with all the flowers, feathers, little animals, a photobooth built like a ship, paper airplanes, globes and suitcases. The color palette was definitely important to me and overall felt like it was a complementary color scheme – teal/turquoise and orange/blush with black and white with a vintage vibe.  The colors were actually inspired by Kanye West’s Runaway video. (We love that she pulled inspiration from a music video!)

artfully crafted atlanta wedding

artfully crafted atlanta wedding

artfully crafted atlanta wedding

Handmade compass cufflinks worn by Jason + bridesmaids compass necklaces were an fun score from Etsy.

artfully crafted atlanta wedding

artfully crafted atlanta wedding

Their friend, Ben Weatherford, who plays in a jazz trio (with no official name – yet!) played “Tenderly” by Barney Kessel as Erin walked down the aisle with her father.

artfully crafted atlanta wedding

Their exiting song, after they exchanged those heartfelt ‘I Do’s’? “Here Comes the Sun” by The Beatles. Great song and definitely helps to put us right in the moment with them.

artfully crafted atlanta wedding

artfully crafted atlanta wedding

artfully crafted atlanta wedding

artfully crafted atlanta wedding

Remember that adorable little airplane in the very first image? Those were their favors! Erin had a few custom stamps made, bought balsa wood model airplanes off Amazon, stamped them, wrapped them in kraft paper with a little bakers twine & stamped tag. Proving to be less expensive than having the planes custom printed on, guests ended up walking away with a playful and handmade gift.

artfully crafted atlanta wedding

If going with a florist isn’t within your budget but you’ve got at least one creative bone in your body- take some tips from Mrs. Erin. With no formal training she took on the role of her own florist by asking a few pros for some tips, looked at pictures online, then “went to town!“.

artfully crafted atlanta wedding

artfully crafted atlanta wedding

The big huge wedding cake, to me, seemed like a silly way to spend money. Instead, I asked all the mothers and grandmother to all make their favorite cake or two with white icing. My sister and I made some cupcakes and in the end we had a pretty amazing cake table with the different cakes on mix-matched cake plates borrowed or found at Goodwill.

artfully crafted atlanta wedding

Another super fun saver for ya, the photobooth. Knowing that there most definitely had to be a photobooth at their wedding, Erin scoured eBay, Goodwill, and the closets of her friends for props. Her father, who has the skills of Bob Villa built them a stage to look like a ship, Erin Bailess of  Bright Young Things decorated it, a few lights here and there and viola!

We know choosing a song that will play during your first dance, or the song that you and your father will dance to are just as important as every other detail in your wedding so we asked Erin to share what hers were. Their first dance as a Mr. & Mrs. was to “Islands in the Stream” by Dolly Parton and Kenny Rogers, while the always sweet father/daughter dance song was “Songbird” by Fleetwood Mac – chosen by her father after telling her that he used to rock her to sleep listening to it (guaranteed tears!). Congrats you two!

Photography: W.ScottChester Photography / Venue: The Granite Room and Loft/ Catering: Good Food Truck and King of Pops / Wedding Designer: Erin Bailess of Bright Young Things / Gown: Rosa Clara from The Bridal Garden (non-profit…proceeds go to education for children in NYC!) / Shoes: Poetic License / Groom: Ben Sherman

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Kinsey on Jun 27, 2011

Even if the rest of the wedding had been a total bust, those amazing shoes would have saved the day. Of course, the rest of it was gorgeous, too, with so many playful and personal touches. Stunning bride!

invitation consultants on Jun 27, 2011

this wedding has a very specific feel to it that they kept throughout - which can be tough! great, great job guys!

MAR on Jun 27, 2011

Woww! Such beautiful wedding, so many good ideas! Thanks very much for all your post because they are so inspirational for me and my job!(I'm an illustrator)

McKenzie Powell on Jun 27, 2011

love the hanging displays! what a fun wedding.

Reese @ JAF Gifts on Jun 27, 2011

Wonderful photos. I love the feel and tone of everything. :) And those hanging, candle lit mason jars are the best! I love them! (And the favors and pretty impressive too!) Best wishes to the newlyweds!

Monica on Jun 27, 2011

Yes! Where are the perfect green wedding shoes from?! Love them and that color green!! Such a fun wedding.

Cocroft & Delbridge on Jun 27, 2011

Oh my goodness...I can't even address all of the stunning details in this wedding! One of my very favorites are the hanging tin cans of neat! The photographs are so wonderful! Thank you so much for sharing! :)

Madison on Jun 27, 2011

Amazing wedding! Great use of hanging decorations, would love to blog about this wed on my 'weddings of the week' post

Jasmine on Jun 27, 2011

I love this wedding. The guests must have had an amazing time. Congrats Erin and Jason!

Bia @ Brilliance on Jun 27, 2011

I love how these photos were taken. Brilliant colour composition, props to the photographer! Such cute wedding favours, too!

Tricia - Bead Booty on Jun 27, 2011

I am in awe of this wedding! I agree with invitation consultants that this wedding had a very specific feel to it that was retained throughout. I adore the balsa wood plane favors & the bride's shoes were killer!

100layercake on Jun 27, 2011

Hi Monica, The credits mention where the shoes are from (Poetic License). It may be tucked away in there so it was easy to overlook. They are darling aren't they?

Arielle on Jun 28, 2011

This wedding is amazing! Congrats to the newly weds! PS: just something to correct in the post, in French, it's "et voilà!" and not "et viola!"... ;-) but I love when 100LC uses French words!

Sally @ ourdreamlives on Jun 28, 2011

Oh wow this is seriously gorgeous... love the hanging lanterns and the tins of flowers! The colour scheme is so pretty and also, that cake table is adorable!

Jenna Burden on Jun 28, 2011

This wedding was absolutely beautiful. I love the details!!!! I am doing hanging mason jars with tea lights in them at my wedding. I can't seem to figure out how they did theirs. How they hung them from the centre. I am dying to know. Please email me - Anyone?!?

Atlanta Flowers on Jun 29, 2011

Um, all I can say is WOW! Can't believe this was a DIY wedding. Absolutely stunning and so eclectic.

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